04 January 2012

Zutto Japanese American Pub

I have been an active Yelp reviewer for quite a while, and one of the gems of doing so is to be invited to a dinner courtesy of the establishment. This was written somewhere in Yelp.

 "If you LOVE Japanese food, bring some of your friends to my place.  I will buy you dinner and you pay for the booze and tip.  Deal?  My restaurant is in Tribeca and I just took over the space a few weeks ago.  I have ramen, hirata buns and sushi. Would love to hear what you think and get a Yelpers perspective  :). "

Truthfully, I don't troll the Talk pages, but I love that my friends do. So thank you, Sally W. and Rich W. for letting me join in on the fun.

For Appetizers, we had the following.
Hirata Buns with Short Ribs

Shishito Peppers

Manila Clams

Ebi Mayo
 Then I moved on to my amazing ramen!
Seafood Ramen with Kakuni (pork belly)
 And of course, dessert.
Brioche Bread Pudding

Coffee and Donuts
The appetizers and small plates are amazing - and i have not seen a hirata bun filling other than pork belly or Kakuni. Zutto mixes it up with oter fillings such as Kobe Beef, Short Ribs, Tuna, and Portabella. The broth of the Manila Clams and the Seafood Ramen is complex. Slurp after happy slurp, you can tell that this broth was boiled for hours before it goes on to a bowl with noodles.

They have a sushi selection and I tried their soft shell crab sushi, it was amazing. I did not have a chance to sample the fish, but everything else that I had was spot on.

Their desserts are a good end to the meal, and the donuts in the Coffee and Donuts have amazing texture. The "Coffee" is somewhere a little confused. Taste is good, but there is something lacking about it. Nothing major, im just nitpicking.

Our Table and the Chef
On the overall Zutto Japanese American Pub is a good addition to the neighborhood with its impeccable service and amazing food.

Amazing Ramen without the hassles of waiting? Yes please.

Zutto Japanese American Pub
77 Hudson Street
New York NY10013

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